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Open Access terminology – guest blogger!

Today we’ve got a real treat for you, a post written by Laura Ennis, Edinburgh Napier University’s Information Services Advisor for the School of Life, Sports and Social Science. So sit back, grab a sandwich and a beverage of your choice and have

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Open access to all scientific articles in Europe by 2020

The European Union Competitiveness Council met on 27th May in Brussels. Following the meeting, it made a major announcement that by 2020 all scientific articles in Europe must be freely accessible. EU ministers responsible for research and innovation made a unanimous decision to carry

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Thinking of doing some research this summer?

If you’re thinking of doing some research over the summer, we’ve got some great resources to help you. Have you seen our Decision Tree? This is a step by step look at key stages through the process of doing research.

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Save a date – ‘Act on acceptance’ roadshows

Over the next few weeks ‘Act on acceptance’ roadshows will be taking place in campus foyers. HEFCE’s rules about eligibility for the next REF are changing from 1st April 2016 and yet again from 1st April 2017. There’s a real risk that an essential deadline

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Act on acceptance – what is it?

We have just added an act on acceptance page to this blog but…what does it mean? Over the next year or so the rules about making your work eligible for the next Research Excellence Framework (REF) are going to change…twice! There is a very real

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Academic journal markets and the move towards open access

JISC, RLUK, SCONUL and the Association of Research Managers and Administrators have recently published a thought-provoking discussion paper, Academic journal markets, their limitations, and the consequences for a transition to Open Access: a thought piece.   In publishing this report

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